CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — An Ohio man is now dealing with significant damage to his home after a police chase ended in a crash with the car lodged inside his kitchen.
It occurred in Cleveland Heights, near South Taylor Road and Fairmount Boulevard on Friday morning.
John Gall stated that he was in bed when the car crashed through his brick bungalow on Friday morning.
Gall claimed that Gall saw a car in Gall’s kitchen, and that police were swarming the house with guns. “I held my head out through the cracked front window and stated, “Please don’t shoot me, but I’m the homeowner.”
Gall claimed that Cleveland Heights Police officers were on the scene and told Gall they were following the driver on South Taylor Road before the driver crashed.
“I understand pursuits. “I’m not sure that I understand 85 miles per hour going down Taylor road here,” said he.
Gall stated that he had never seen the driver but claimed that he witnessed the person being taken in an ambulance.
Todd Freeman lives next door. He stated that accidents at this intersection are very common and that he was not surprised to see the scene from outside.
“I was sound asleep. The hit was so loud that I knew immediately which house had been struck by a vehicle. Freeman explained that he knew the sound by now.
Gall’s property was not damaged in an accident.
WEWS was able to cover a 2012 crash at his house where his truck was struck by a car.
Gall has said that since then. Gall said he has been proactive in obtaining more protective guarding at this intersection to protect his house. Gall claimed that his requests to the city hall were denied.
He said that he had spoken to City Hall in the past about the matter. They claimed that the installation of a guardrail which would have prevented most of the damage was unnecessary and that it would have been unattractive to the neighborhood made it unacceptable. “I think I’m going have to look for more severe measures in the future. “I don’t know what they will do, but they will.”
News 5 reached out and asked the city for information about how they could get a guardrail in front of homes. They responded next week.
Daylight photos reveal more damage from the crash.
The kitchen is now ruined.
WeWS was told by Cleveland Heights Police that the crash occurred when an officer attempted to stop traffic.
The car’s driver was taken to hospital and is currently in custody.
This was the first time that Meg Shaw from WEWS reported on this story.